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may 2017

6may - 20may 610:00 ammay 20The Bridport Story- Hemp and Flax, Rope and NetBridport Heritage Forum Exhibition:


Event Details

This new exhibition explores aspects of the history of the industry in and around Bridport.

6th – 20th May (excluding Sundays)

10am – 4pm at the Bridport Town Hall

Discover more about The Court Works, North Mills, Pymore and Burton Bradstock. Explore the transition from cottage industry to factory and the rise of the Gundry, Edwards and Hounsell families.

Travel outside the town to Symondsbury, Bradpole, Chideock, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Walditch, Bothenhampton and Stoke Abbott to see how the villages played in the industry, from the growing of the hemp and flax, to the processing and working as ‘outworkers’ for the factories.

Contact telephone number: 01308 458703

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6 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 20 (Saturday) 4:00 pm


Bridport Town Hall

Bridport Town Hall, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF


Bridport South Street, Brdport, Dorset, DT6

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